As the norm for having triplets, it is never dull. We are on day two of their schedule change. It started yesterday when they woke up about 6:30am instead of 6am. Then they didn’t go down for their nap until 10am (usually 9am). They spent the whole day, including bedtime, about 45min-1hr off and it has carried on to today.
I wonder if this will become their new norm. The only thing that changed was I rearranged the nursery the night before this all started… I had been seeing a lot of multiple shows and their cribs in the nursery were all next to each other. Granit, it probably had more to do with lack of space then intentional, but it got me wanted to rearrange the nursery. So Wednesday, after they got up from their afternoon nap I changed the cribs around. (Pre move: Haley was on the wall, Caitlin another, and Criton another) I moved Haley by the door, put Criton in the middle, and Caitlin next to him, so now they are all along the same wall and next to each other. I also moved the sound machine next to the door (it was by the window) to hopefully drown out some more of the house noises. Surprisingly they slept a lot better that night and slept longer… coincidence? No I think not. I am not quite sure what it is but whatever it is has allowed them to get better sleep and mom is grateful. Now don’t get me wrong, they sleep through the night… but they were waking and briefly fussing several times a night (they took turns doing this and mommy and daddy got to listen to all of them). Even though we didn’t have to intervene, we still woke up and had to listen for them just in case intervention was needed. Plus both of us are in tuned to them, so when they fuss even a little, we both wake up. Which makes for long nights for us. That small change has now got me looking at a lot of changes. Finishing up their new nursery, putting a gate at the top of the stairs so we can spend some time upstairs too, putting a gate at the bottom of the stairs so I can open up the downstairs and give them more room to play, and so on. Yesterday I let them come into the kitchen with me and play while I cleaned and cooked… It worked great! The kids were happy and I felt accomplished! (Prior to this the children have been gated into just the living room and dinning room area, and that is where we spend our days when at home) So my weekend plans: Christmas shop, get gates, rearrange the house, and work on acclimating our German Shepherds with our kids. Up to this point the dogs and kids have had very limited interaction (over the gate, some supervised petting) but if we open up the house, they will be in the same rooms together… so we have to work on this. We’ll see how it all works out!